He is currently the lead singer of Hedley. Hoggard had auditioned for Canadian Idol at the urgings of his mother and girlfriend. He bet his bandmates $50 each that he would not make it past the first round of auditions. Hoggard lost the bet, making it to the final three with his unique sound, unorthodox antics, and stage presence. It should be noted that as the contest progressed, some people believed that Hoggard realized that he did not want to win Canadian Idol and be tied down with contracts and recordings that he had no control over.
Instead, it is believed that Hoggard used the experience as a platform to promote himself and Hedley. Within hours of him being cut from the competition, Hedley reportedly received many contract offers. They released their debut album on September 6th, 2005 and currently have five singles off of their self titled debut, "Villain", "On My Own", "Trip", "321", and their newest, "Gunnin'". A while before the release of their album, Hoggard changed every member of his band. The new members of Hedley are Chris Crippin, Tommy Mac, and Dave Rosin.
They have also released a CD single for "On My Own" which includes the songs "On My Own" and "Johnny Falls", released on August 2nd, 2005 and has been recently certified Platinum. "On My Own" managed to hit number one the charts. Hedley has been nominated for two Juno Awards in the categories of Rock Album Of The Year and New Group Of The Year. Songs that Hoggard performed during Canadian Idol include: Audition: "Forever In Blue Jeans" Top 32: "Only The Good Die Young" (Billy Joel) Top 10: "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" (Paul Anka) Top 9: "Space Oddity" (David Bowie) Top 8: "Everything" (Lifehouse) Top 7: "Brickhouse" (Lionel Richie) Top 6: "Sundown" (Gordon Lightfoot) Top 5: "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" (Aerosmith) Top 4: "Straighten Up And Fly Right", "Unforgettable" (Nat "King" Cole) Top 3: "If You Don't Know Me By Now" (Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes), "I Want You To Want Me" (Cheap Trick) Jacob Hoggard will likely be remembered for giving Ben Mulroney a wet willy live on television and impersonating David Bowie's Space Oddity by dressing in a blue spandex suit. Hoggard used to teach sunday school to 3 and 4 year olds. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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